Founder & CEO @Arbor Devices • Former CEO @Arborlight (acq. Astralite) @Cortera Neurotechnologies (acq. Nia Therapuetics) • Founder @Mobius Microsystems (acq. NASDAQ: IDTI) @e-SENS (VC-backed) • PhD MS EE @UMICH • BS EE @UIUC
I have founded three companies:
• One VC-backed and acq. by a public co.
• One VC-backed and grant financed and still operating
• One self-financed
I have also been the CEO at two other start-ups:
• One angel and grant financed and acq. by a private co.
• One angel and VC-backed and acq. by a private co.
I can help founders navigate fundraising and financial modeling for hardware cos. ranging from semiconductors to Med Devices.
I have brought several hardware products to market that have shipped in excess of 100’s of Mu/yr while leveraging tier-1 Asian contract manufacturers. I achieved this through founding and/or managing five HW start-up companies, all of which were/are financed, two of which are still operating and three of which were acquired. These companies have built products including pure-play semiconductor components (integrated circuits), medical devices utilizing semiconductor and MEMS technologies, LED products and sensor products supported by embedded systems.
I am an inventor on 29 issued and 2 pending patents. All of these patents are licensed to public companies and I have litigated on the issued portfolio successfully three times, including a case against an infringing company in Asia. I can help any start-up think through their patent strategy, including what to cover and in what GEO. I can also provide support regarding best practices for prosecution and litigation based on these personal experiences as an inventor.